Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Of the total number, foreign tourists listed were 472,814; while domestic tourists were 484,131; and overseas Filipinos, 25,765. Photo by Clark Villaruel Antiquiera

‘60-day Boracay closure should be last resort’

Senator Franklin Drilon said the temporary closure of Boracay Island should be a solution of last resort. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)...
GrabTaxi Philippine General Manger Natasha Bautista

GrabTaxi expands services to Iloilo City

GrabTaxi, the country’s leading taxi booking app, is now in Iloilo City to provide fast, safe and hassle-free commuting experience to Ilonggos. Following the success...

Foreign arrival in WV increases

Pointing the country’s new brand “It’s More Fun in Philippines”, the Department of Tourism (DOT-6) asserted that it’s really more fun in Western Visayas...
Department of Budget and Management

DBM releases fund to build 1000 classrooms in WV

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released a budget for the construction and rehabilitation of almost a thousand classrooms in Western Visayas (WV)...
Department of Tourism (DOT-6) Director Helen Catalbas. Photo by Iloilo Metropolitan Times

Ceasefire termination triggers suspension of tourism project inspections in WV

Field inspections of some proposed tourism projects in Western Visayas have been suspended by the Department of Tourism (DOT-6) after the government lifted the...
bill mandating public utility vehicles (PUVs) to install speed limiters

Bill mandating PUVs to install speed limiters okayed

A bill mandating public utility vehicles (PUVs) to install speed limiters has been approved by the Congressional Bicameral Conference Committee. Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, in...
What was left after the fire in Chinatown District of Iloilo City. Photo by Jonathan Jurilla

BFP blames Block 25 fire to city inspectors

There are lots of loopholes in the 2014 Dinagyang fire that burned down 11 establishments in the Chinatown district of Iloilo City. “The fire last...
Old Iloilo capitol restoration

Guv gives old capitol restoration contractor July 31 deadline

Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. has ordered the contractor of the Php14.5-million restoration project phase I (exterior design) of the old Provincial Capitol to finish...
DOT logo

DOT-6 to reach 2014 target

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI expects to meet its target tourist arrivals for Western Visayas before the year ends. Lawyer Helen J. Catalbas,...
Commission on Elections (COMELEC)

COC filing for 2016 polls set

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Iloilo City told those who will be running in the 2016 elections that there will be no extension...